This Sunday, the so-called Women’s March group publicly celebrated the life of the late Assata Shakur, who is wanted by the FBI for killing a cop.
“Happy birthday to the revolutionary #AssataShakur! Today’s #SignOfResistance, in Assata’s honor, is by @Meloniousfunk,” the organization tweeted from their official account, this Sunday.
The so-called activist group came into existence ever since President Trump’s inauguration and has since working hard to ensure that women remain untreated under the Trump administration.
This Sunday, the group was a target of severe backlash as they tried to celebrate the birthday of Assata Shakur.
Assata Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard is a member of the Black Panther Party and has also been noted as a member of the far-left Black Liberation Army. Shakur has been associated with dozens of armed robberies, murders, killings and other felonies within the New Jersey and the New York City area.
She has been classified as a “domestic terrorist” by the U.S. government and has secured a place on the FBI’s list of most wanted terrorists.
The FBI talks about the Shakur, as the following:
“Joanne Chesimard is wanted for escaping from prison in Clinton, New Jersey, while serving a life sentence for murder. On May 2, 1973, Chesimard, who was part of a revolutionary extremist organization known as the Black Liberation Army, and two accomplices were stopped for a motor vehicle violation on the New Jersey Turnpike by two troopers with the New Jersey State Police. At the time, Chesimard was wanted for her involvement in several felonies, including bank robbery. Chesimard and her accomplices opened fire on the troopers. One trooper was wounded and the other was shot and killed execution-style at point-blank range. Chesimard fled the scene, but was subsequently apprehended. One of her accomplices was killed in the shoot-out and the other was also apprehended and remains in jail.
In 1977, Chesimard was found guilty of first-degree murder, assault and battery of a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to kill, illegal possession of a weapon, and armed robbery. She was sentenced to life in prison. On November 2, 1979, Chesimard escaped from prison and lived underground before being located in Cuba in 1984. She is thought to currently still be living in Cuba.”
“This is an unbelievable tweet. This woman is a convicted cop-killer. Is that what the women’s march honors?” tweeted David French.
CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill, also was not far behind in celebrating the birthday of a cop killer. He showed his support as he tweeted, “Happy 70th Birthday to Assata Shakur!!!! #HandsOffAssata #palenquequeen #bolekaja” and later tweeted, “believe Assata Shakur is INNOCENT and WRONGLY CONVICTED of killing a cop. Therefore my support of her doesn’t mean I support cop killers.”
Women’s March tried to clean up the mess that they had created by issuing a series of tweets in their efforts to explain that they were in support of Shakur’s anti-sexism and anti-racism related work and not her “resistance tactics”.